Take a peek at the new look for Air Pacific and its Airbus A330
The world welcomes a new airline in the coming months… well, sort of. Air Pacific will officially re-brand as Fiji Airways in June. It recently unveiled its new logo, emblazoned proudly along the side of one of its new Airbus A330 aircraft.
The craft is one of three new planes that will undertake routes between Fiji’s international airport in Nadi and Auckland and Chirstchurch, New Zealand; Los Angeles; Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; and Hong Kong. The first plane carried out its inaugural service between Fiji and New Zealand on April 2nd, revealing to the public its upgraded interior.
In fact, this is not the first time that Fiji Airways has existed. Air Pacific started life with that very moniker in 1951 but became what we now know today twenty years later to reflect investment made by other Pacific islands. However, Fiji will have its very own airline back next month. The additions to the fleet and the new logo are part of an overhaul that includes staff uniform and a host of other authentic touches. For example, the new typeface for the airline is based upon a unique ‘Masi’ wood block design.
Fiji Airways is unlikely to alter its routes much from those of its former self. Air Pacific has always prided itself on specializing in linking the islands of Fiji to New Zealand, Australia and the US.
The interior of the newly unveiled Airbus A330-200 showcases the improvements made to Tabua Business Class, with the cream-colored interior featuring the same Weber 7811 seats used by Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia. Though they recline only to a semi semi-flat position, the seats are favored by business travelers for their adaptability and storage facilities.
Seats in Pacific Voyager Economy class are also equipped with plenty of business-friendly accompaniments, such as AC power and USB connectivity. But who wants to think about business when you’re heading off to paradise?
For a sneak peak of photos of the new livery and interiors, visit Australian Business Traveller.